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Mar 10, 2011 11:00pm PST
developing story is coming out of japan tonight where the usgs says a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck the asian nation just a while ago. right now tsunami warnings are in effect for that region and as far away as hawaii. this is a look at the kron 4 seismograph. that's the left side of your screen. you can see the quake's gigantic size. the quake was centered 80 miles off japan's eastern coast near the city of sendaih. japanese television networks are showing major damage right now. you can see where all of the cars have been moved and pushed into the water from the shaking. nhk television shows the cars and trucks and houses being swept away by a tsunami this. it is friday afternoon in japan -- there. it is friday afternoon in japan. no one is reported injured at this time but reports are still coming in. the quake hit at 2:46 in the afternoon and it was followed by a 7.4 magnitude aftershock. there are no reports of injuries now as we said. kron 4's jacqueline bennett is here to tell us more about the tsunami dangers. >> the usgs is working to confirm the tsunami actually hap
KRON
Mar 16, 2011 4:30pm PDT
citizens in japan stay 50 mi. away from stricken nuclear plants. instead of the 20 mi. radius recommended by the japanese government. the order, president rock bottom of that with the chairman of the nuclear regulatory commission. meanwhile beat death toll as risen above 4300 people and it is still expected to climb well over 10,000. costs thousands more are in temporary shelters was no food and water amid the heavy snow and rain. now out to the tsunami surge. you remember the video were about to show you is from friday when the tsunami battered the santa cruz harbor. if votes were tossed about it and some even saw. there was major damage to the docks as well. crews have been out there all week. rob has the latest from were the hardest hit places of the harbor. >>rob: much of the damage occurred here in the north or upper harbor. this is you dock which remains padlock closed as a result of serious damage to the decadent, peers and the boats. the you dock is the first dock north of the murray street bridge where the channel marrow's and the tsunami surge hit hard. but go back t
KRON
Mar 14, 2011 4:00pm PDT
power plant at a power plant in japan? >> caller: pam, wanting i can say is that as more and more information comes out of will have more information. and expect to what happens. right now, which are glued to the news coverage we are watching you. and seen the images and we totally understand why folks would be concerned in the united states. it is really too early to draw any conclusions and make assumptions about that plant. and the assumptions of if it is built the same? >> caller: i am not aware of the building construction of the plant but the el diablo canyon was billed for the coast for which it sets. it was designed for the ocean. with different and environmental hazards in mind like earthquakes, some of the south. in fact, the power block is a thousand feet above sea routsee level. in addition, we have seismically reinforced structures. all of our systems, components are put into the plant with seismic safety in mind. a long-term seismic program in mind. we've been on staff team of geoscientists the constantly looking at the seismology activity. with moving tectonic plate
KRON
Mar 16, 2011 6:00am PDT
six >> mark: a.m., the latest out of japan forcing japan's workers to evacuate the power plant. the steps being taken to get them back in. >> darya: travelers are anxious to get out of japan amid fears of reactioradiation contaminati >> mark: the new killer crisis in japan is our top story at 6:00 a.m. >> darya: we are going attack the latest in japan in just one minute. >> mark: first and early check gone bay area weather. >> james: those rainshowers seem to be pushing off at this point. we are not seeing a lot in the area of rain. 680 north of martinez looks like it may be getting rain. walnut creek expecting showers momentarily. otherwise they will taper off, but it won't last long. more heavier rain said it not for friday much more coming up in a bit. >> erica: crosstown freeways no problems here, but i might have bought spot for the moral saw a tall you wear street dead. >> mark: the team that has been working to prevent a meltdown in the new fuel plant is getting ready to go back into the plant to try and cool the reactor spirit they were evacuated today. more smoke is rising
KRON
Mar 18, 2011 4:00am PDT
>> top story japan. the latest set of libya they have closed airspace to all traffic. >> live from the bay area news station this is the kron 4 morning news. >> i'm just teen it is finally friday march 18th, a big storm system that are we right now let's get the very latest. >> james: we have traffic moving well, it is getting what on the roadways. our assignment manager is saying it wasn't wet when he woke up but now is getting wet. lets take a quick look at the storm trucker for. a lot of rain to our north. the lower sections of it starting to bring in the rain. heavy stuff north of san rosa coming our way, we have a decent selling for san francisco right now. i took the measurement of the rainfall rates, we are in the half inch per hour range. it is tracking in general from the north to the south although there is the west-east slant to it. keep track of that and we will let you know how and tetzel's ranch chores are. the peninsula also seen light grain right now. we are seeing a flood watch now in affect for solano county. this flood watch is in effect until sunday night, frida
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Mar 11, 2011 4:00am PST
japan, and near san that japan's. dozens of cities and villages along the 1,300 mi. were shaken by violent tremors that reached as far away as tokyo. hundreds of miles away from the epicenter. the longest quake in japan's history. here is a video out of japan. the impact on the buildings, all the debris and fires that were sparked here by this request. this was the scene in downtown tokyo. scary stuff. the seed was repeated in a handful of other cities. more video to show you this morning of the capital. workers rushed out of the buildings in search of stable ground. you can see the panic. crowds gathered in the streets trying to reach relatives on cell phones. you can see the damage. this was cnn's bureau in tokyo. the tapes, and desks, shelves everything come down. everyone getting outside because they didn't know what was coming next. eight people have died, that was the earliest report. we are getting and the other reports say death toll has risen to 40. that number will likely rise through the day keeping an eye on that. the impact is we have a tsunami warning issued for the c
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Mar 14, 2011 5:00pm PDT
. its dramatic impact in japan and even here. you can see what is going on. the before, in the after. kron 4's kate thompson spoke with nuclear power expert. >> 240 mouth itself is mount diablo, one the biggest - we are better prepared than japan. >> will upgrade our equipment against the possibility of explosscenarios. >> those in areas with retrofitting diablo canyon 15 years younger than japan. to withstand a 7.5 earthquake. >> what if there was a bigger quake and a 7.5 lowith this reactor be retrofitted for? >> the reactor in japan was built for a 7.9 but they added 8.9. what we see is that other reactors.... the building and the destruction would still be about the same. >>reporter: the radiation and spreading here. the radiation levels are low and there is very little danger for the bay area. >> japan is very far away. the radiation level is the same the you'd get from a chest x-ray. it is nothing to worry about. >>reporter: kate thompson >>pam: the cascading problems fukushima daiichi compounding the tokyo government. already struggling with relief of hundreds of thousands of
KRON
Mar 15, 2011 4:30pm PDT
economic toll. today the u.s. stock market closed sharply lower. japan the world's largest economy accounts for 10% of u.s. exports. >>catherine: today officials ditch to plan and try to use helicopters to pour water into a nuclear reactor. the fire is out, there is still a lot of concern that the water to boil away. here's a timeline of events of the nuclear plant that has the world on edge. the 9.0 earthquake hits off the coast friday. the nuclear plant is in one of the hardest hit areas. the quake and tsunami knocked out regular and backup cooling systems to reactors one and three. workers began injecting sea water and boron and reactors to prevent a meltdown. saturday afternoon, a hydrogen buildup leads to an explosion. blowing the roof off the no. 1 reactor building, for workers heard. midday monday, another explosion tears through the reactor number three building. the roof and topples are destroyed, 11 people hurt. late monday, reactor no. 2 loses its cooling capability. workers in jagged see water and boron into that reactor as well. tuesday morning, an explosion in its the
KRON
Mar 14, 2011 7:00am PDT
>> darya: 70 a.m. top story the latest out of japan as the death toll climbs after the earthquake and tsunami that hit friday. >> mark: worries grow over possible melt down of japan's power plant. >> darya: the first full day of trading after the quake. japan's money takes a dive. >> mark: we are live in santa cruz, the latest in the cleanup after is in the harbor. kron 4 news at 7:00 a.m. start to melt. cal. >> darya: thanks for waking up march 11th, 2011. sorry it's march 14th. >> mark: across the pacific and the latest out of japan following the earthquake and tsunami. officials say 1000 bodies have washed up along the coast line as you see this anomaly that head. the death toll 2800, officials say it will likely to rise above the 10,000. millions of survivors are facing a third night without food, water, heating. a power plant to 150 mi. north of tokyo. fuel rods were temporarily exposed. in net unprecedented move they are channeling seawater into the reactor 11 workers were injured in the latest explosion >> darya: you have seen the water, we have video coming out of one of t
KRON
Mar 17, 2011 4:00pm PDT
from of japan's nuclear reactors. u.s. officials cannot expect the japanese to quickly regained control of the plan's fuel rods. dangerous levels of radiation. good evening, everybody. all lan security is saying that radiation levels from flights from japan, landing and chicago, n.y.. to have real activity, but not enough to be concerned about. - radioactivity. first, what steps are being taken? nuclear helicopters tons of water the pilots cannot get very close. only one of the drop hit the target. not much of an impact. later, soldiers used high-pressure fire trucks. and used that on number three for 30 minutes. 140 mi. away and tokyo the japanese are trying to flee their country. rolling blackouts, food and fuel supplies are low. the united states as it advised americans still stay 50 mi. away from the nuclear areas. the evacue evacuation process of americans out of japan. president obama is telling people not to worry about nuclear plum in our country. >> i want to be very clear that we do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the not states. or if it is the west coast, haw
KRON
Mar 14, 2011 6:00am PDT
>> darya: top story billet latest of japan the death toll continues to rise. >> mark: worries growing over possible meltdown at a new killer power plant. it tried to pull our runs. >> darya: japan's nikkei takes a dive. >> mark: the latest is that a cruise with the cleanup from friday tsunami. >> darya: thank you for waking up with the kron 4 morning news. >> mark: we begin with the latest from japan's following the earthquake and devastating sonometer 1000 bodies have washed off on short in the me on me on the shores. officials are saying more than 10,000 people are estimated to have died. millions of survivors are facing a fourth night without food, water, heating in near freezing temperatures. more trouble a nonnuclear power plant. the fuel round rods or temporary exposed and they're using a measure of using sea water to try and cool the reactor. 11 workers were injured in a hydrogen explosion at one of the reactors. there was a similar explosion saturday. they say small amounts of radioactive material have been released. >> darya: we have more destruction here and what hap
KRON
Mar 12, 2011 9:00pm PST
is growing in japan about a possible nuclear meltdown. workers aren't evil the " three reactors after large quake jolted the region and south coast and on these costs even more damage. japanese officials that if so desperate it began helping sea water on to the reactors. top travertine is a nuclear energy expert in the senate left the water is used reactor will never work again. half a day >> in keeping cool continuously, and they're not going to be usable. i laugfin the risk to be cliff at large is low. chernobyl was a different kind of reactor, it's the kind of reactor that we don't allow in your or in the ninth for japan. there is enough information for anybody to tell you what is going happen next if >>reporting live, this is kron4 news. >>reporter: is video showing the powerful finale rolling into town for e.f. the nation is having a hard time recovering after a surge water continues to push through coastal cities. off more than two under 15,000 people have been evacuated off are in temporary shelters 3/4 4 million households are without power and that are millions without water.
KRON
Mar 15, 2011 11:00pm PDT
involving japan's severely earthquake and tsunami-damaged nuclear power plants is getting worse. in fact, the threat of a nuclear meltdown has reached an all-time high. tonight, kron4 has team coverage, including a look at what's happening right now in japan to help avoid the worst- case scenario. what bay area officials are saying about the situation and the possibility of radiation making it to our shores. >>> plus, the run on certain products use to treat radiation sickness. >>> tonight, a surge of radiation at fukushima's power plant in japan made it too dangerous for the workers to stay. the emergency operation to keep the plant from reaching a meltdown was suspended. kron4's jonathan bloom explains the latest developments at japan's nuclear plants. >> we're learning that minutes ago, 50 out of the 800 evacuated workers have been allowed back into the facility now that radiation levels some somewhat subsided. they were evacuated for just under an hour from the plant that's located here near the city of sendai. but the situation there remains so dangerous that the vast majority of wo
KRON
Mar 15, 2011 4:00pm PDT
potential for unsafe levels of radiation. >>pam: while the nuclear threat in japan is getting worse, nuclear experts from uc-berkeley say the danger here in the bay area, even if there was a complete meltdown in japan was nonexistent. kate thompson reports, they say if some radiation reached the u.s. it would be so small it would not be cause for concern. >>kate: today's danger level in the bay area on a scale of 1 to 10, one being the best and 10 being the worst, as far as radiation. >> id 0. one. >>kate: worst-case scenario everything goes wrong. what is the situation in the bay area on a scale of one to attend if that happens in today's question mark? >> 1. there shouldn't be any health hazard. to the bay area. >>kate: reporting live, kron 4 news. >>pam: on the phone to help us understand the implications of exposure to radiation, michael with the state public health. there is concern even though we are hearing from experts said it's unlikely the u.s. could really be affected by a meltdown and radiation from any plants in japan. nonetheless there is concern among the general popu
KRON
Mar 11, 2011 4:00pm PST
of the quake a 30 ft. wall of water comes ashore. tonight northeastern japan is reeling from floods, fires and a new threat from the damaged nuclear power plant. >>live, from the bay area's news station, this is kron4 news at 4:00. >>pam: at 4:00, complete coverage of the earthquake in the tsunami that hit the california coast. our team coverage begins this afternoon with rob. he is live in santa cruz where there is major damage. >>rob: santa cruz county remains under a local state of emergency rate now. millions of damage as many as 100 boats have been damaged here. we have some video that we can show you. we saw surge after surging floodwaters coming into the channel of the santa cruz yacht harbor. this continued until 1:00 in the afternoon. as you can see it just these boats and operated them breaking away large chunks of the docks. hundreds of people came down here, for evacuation orders. the wharf remains closed and the beaches remain closed and the tsunami warning remains in effect here. were going to get confirmation on some of these numbers. of rate now is fairly common. but
KRON
Mar 12, 2011 7:00am PST
video of desndai japan, and out of- sendai, 25 0 mi. from japan. tokyo. this is the largest and the history. aftershocks, with 125, today, 6.5. between 200-300 were found along this coast. this town is over 1 million and inundated with the tsunami. still, 24 hours after the quake, rushed out roads, or prohibiting access to the area. incredible video of one town near this powerful tsunami. residents of forced and their homes, destroyed. cars, boats overcome by this strong ocean. over 200,000 people are living in temporary structures. since the earthquake, 1 million households to not have water. most in the northwest. 4 million buildings are without power in japan. the best for the chicken help victims is to dona. that you can-- help. the best with you can donate send ontest 90999 as a $10 donation text 90999. >> isabel: cleanup efforts in santa cruz. the search hitting the santa cruz harbor yesterday morning. at the - sug this remain in effect, along the coast, and advice to stay away from harbour, coastline. reggie kumar says that this news conference is scheduled this morning. >> i
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Mar 15, 2011 4:00am PDT
continues for the shooter. things keep getting worse for people in japan after that massive earthquake in this tsunami, at the big danger now is radiation. a big day for california teachers to learn if they lose their jobs, we will tell you how those cuts will affect schools and the bay. >> louisa: here is a look at your 7 day around the bay. every day this week we have a chance of showers, i will let you know when you're expecting the most rain. >> erica: tuesday morning commute, no problems to report, complete check and your bridges coming up. >> james: developing story at this are five people had been injured in a shooting in san francisco. it happened after 11:00 p.m. on 16th and caledonia. one victim suffered life- threatening injuries, four victims on life- threatening, all five transported to hospital. the shooting could be gang- related but no suspects or motive has not been identified. keebler ceiling themselves indoors to protect themselves in dangerous levels of radiation. there have been three reactors portion near where they live. a japanese nuclear safety officials as the wa
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Mar 30, 2011 4:00pm PDT
. march was up three the month, oil broker 205, khaddafi is blowing up people, japan, tsunami, portugal, ireland. the united states for another war. if we can't afford this. >>pam: another conflict. speaking of japan, the president is defending nuclear power in setting goals for cutting oil imports big time. what does that mean for the market? >>rob: for natural gas is a good thing, for nuclear power it's a good thing. fuel efficiency on trucks is a great idea, if we were to spend money, but fuel- efficient who vehicles it would cut down on. we do need to cut down on the foreign oil and we have plenty of natural gas. we have in the united states basically what amounts to, we are the saudi arabia of natural gas. >>pam >>rob: truck gases in safe places, if you need oil you have to go 8 mi. under the ocean or in to the middle east. natural gas will never be a great investment because with plenty of it and it's easy to get. >>catherine: the kirov, he will be back if your e-mail. we will be back after this. >>catherine: the latest on the nuclear threat, more fear about the spreading radiatio
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Mar 18, 2011 6:00am PDT
. -- delays. >>mark: the dow has bounceback. s&p was up 17, and aztec was up 17. --nas daq. japan is up as well. the yen has been skyrocketing against the u.s. dollar. the banks will be talking about today, are they help the an f to boost and whether a other recession. a cease-fire was declared in libya. >>darya: people are waiting anxiously to get their hands on and i had to. ipad 2. can att five parts come from japanese employers. some of the suppliers are reporting damage but the deliberate. it is intgoing to affect sales. >>mark: a quick break. we are tracking this story as it heads through the bay area. more heavy off of pacifica. a to all people living in it shortly. the plants will get here as we mak our way the >>darya: good morning, 660 them. it is a wet one out there. taking at look at the conditions. >> reporter: a does not too bad it here it right now. you will notice it. thanks. the raidn, the wind, the cool air. there is a quarter inch and oun hour of rainfall. heavy winds, heavy rain and cold temperatures. >>darya: al so a visit chile.oh, is chile?? -- it is chilly? >>mark:
KRON
Mar 19, 2011 9:00pm PDT
trying to deal with the nuclear crisis in japan. radiation levels are exceeded the safety limits and have been detected in food and water near the plant. plus, they say you cannot predict the next big quake but when bay area the knowledge of says that if you have to the next week. the them by developing the news in libya. present record, has announced and u.s. military strike against the military in libya. it is an effort designed to get the military in line. more bloodshed. the nation's government has blasted the operations in their nation. they say innocence has been clouded in the crossfire. barbour has the latest. >> reporter: at the u.s. military has key allies such as france and great billion -- great britain launching misfiles. present record, was speaking from brazil and says the u.s. will not have to come again. he will not idly stand by (no audio) >> vicki: we are having some audio issues. hours after the attack the leader it went on the tv and said that he would defend himself. >> (foreign language) they will try to defend themselves against the united nations charter. all
KRON
Mar 16, 2011 4:00pm PDT
>>pam: as japan's nuclear nightmare deepens, the emperor goes on pension to stay calm. tokyo's streets are deserted as elevated radiation levels have spread beyond the evacuation zone. >> radiation levels are extremely high. >>pam: with four reactors in danger of meltdown the u.s. embassy is warning americans to stay at least 50 mi. away. >>live, from the bay area's news station, this is kron4 news at 4:00. >>pam: japanese officials say the best way of ending the threat of nuclear disaster is a new power line that could restore electrical power to the cooling pumps at the reactors. the u.s. regulatory commission said today all the water is gone from one of the polls. as kron 4 shows us, there is now nothing to stop the fuel rods from ultimately melting down. >>reporter: a new satellite pictures shows for the first time the extensive damage to the reactors. no. 1 lost its roof in an explosion, number two is in tact in releasing steam. no. 3 shows the most damage but the greatest danger is reactor for. it that is where all the water is train from the polls. u.s. officials say the
KRON
Mar 17, 2011 4:30pm PDT
. hence, melt down. and japan, the cooling system failed after the earthquake and the fuel rods got hot. and they were exposed to the air for several hours. to keep them from overheating sea water was pumped in. and when those melt the will be molten nuclear fuel. if that penetrates the inner chamber is considered a meltdown. the major concern is the containment shell. if that does not hold? catastrophic amounts of radiation could be released into the atmosphere. kate thompson, kron 4 news. >>pam: the u.s. government is evacuate americans out of japan. and to take off and need not-east central trouble to that area. maureen kelly was at s f o no-troub troubl travel. >> i ended up coming back because there was so much talk about the nuclear reactors. explosions, and yes, it was kind of scary. i feel safer a little bit and here is my dad. >> hello. we are very concerned about what is happening is more uncertainty about anything that has happened thus far. it is uncertainty about what could happen in the next couple of days. >> i am very concerned about the nuclear power plant situation
KRON
Mar 17, 2011 7:00am PDT
americans urged to evacuate after the plant crisis in japan continues to worsen. >> darya: desperate measures to try and prevent a meltdown at the power plant. >> mark: tragedy in the bay area of big wave server dies after servinserving mavericks'. >> this is the kron 4 morning news. >> darya: think you for waking up with the morning news on march 17th. >> mark: we will stop with james and the weather. >> james: we have lot of activity in the pacific headed our way, today we will have a brief break, mostly dry. the for showers fallen north bay about 9:00 p.m. tonight. i will break it down coming up. >> george: if you drive 583 altamont pass you will want to know how slow it is. it is our first hot spot of the morning. >> mark: the latest out of japan, desperate measures to prevent at meltdown at the power plant in japan. four reactors in danger of melting down. military is dumping thousands of gallons of sea water on to the reactors, in hopes of cooling the compact box. the flights have been suspended as radiation levels are very high. they failed to cool down the reactors. they are
KRON
Mar 18, 2011 7:00am PDT
latest on the radiation released coming from japan. >>darya: we are also attracting a storm. neely is in san francisco. it looks a little bit different. people are waking up and driving around. how is it? >> reporter: and we are catching a break with the rain. it came back down a little hard. it is planned to be like that. come down hard and then stopped. in puddles quickly and did anybody it sees backed up drains or broken branches toured the date they can call up the department of public works and they will come out here. 311 and reported. to this point to be running so be prepared for it. >>darya: ok, good. that is what jim's this thing. >>james: we have a good storm moving through concord. it is over the interstate 80. but this isn't meant and secured dealing with. no. they is good. look further north. yeah, it'll be here in the next hour or so. in the north bay, not seeing too much. nafta is clearing out and things are coming of just a bit before the next wave comes through. you get reliefer disappeared right now through martinez. seeing some problems. this is the stretch of h
KRON
Mar 14, 2011 11:00pm PDT
>>> disaster and devastation continue after the deadly earthquake in japan. one of the concerns, fires and explosions at failing nuclear power plant located near the epicenter of the earthquake. we have the latest developments tonight, including fallout concerns surrounding the nuclear power plant and what experts are saying about the possibility radiation could reach the west coast of the u.s. >>> the situation continues to change after friday's devastating earthquake. here is the latest. the death toll is more than 2400 and expects to rise as high as 10,000. more than 3,000 people are missing. thousands may have been swept away in the tsunami. 450,000 people are in shelters. the earthquake was upgraded to 9.0, making it the 4th largest in the world. explosions and fires are reported at the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant. radiation levels there are up. kron 4's jonathan bloom has the latest at the plant and the overall radiation threat there and here. >> reporter: an explosion at fukushima daiichi sents a cloud of smoke and huge chunks of debris flying into the air. the
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Mar 20, 2011 11:00pm PDT
, the latest in japan. and miraculously rescued. >> vicki: at the latest in japan. death toll for this anomaly exceeds 18,000. overall the number of what is collected is beat 600. 13,000 are still missing. japan made five years to rebuild. serious problems and the nuclear complex. the plant operators may need to deliberate scheme. and though >> vicki: 50 more bodies had been recovered from a coal mine in pakistan. this comes after a methane gas explosion. officials say the trend is for survival of the minors as very bleak. just last week the mine was declared dangerous. minimal development dangers. (music) >>bryan: well, thankfully the wind is quite. this guy's are beginning to clear. santa cruz mountain, more than 4 in. of rain. boulder, pre to 4 in.. we could see more as we go into the end of the week. for the rest of the bay area out rainfall totals between 1-2 in.. more is on the lake. cephalon to this year. loss of snow fall into tonight. as well, tuesday and would soon. the next system is arriving once it the chance for some heavy snow. here's future cuts. we're looking at t
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Mar 11, 2011 6:00am PST
order. the great highway is closed. a massive devastating 8.9 earthquake hitting japan the fifth largest earthquake ever recorded. it is headed towards the west coast. >> louisa: seen waves in hawaii, there's a tsunami warning for the entire state of hawaii. rtc and waves up to 7 ft.. we are expected to see continue to see those waves increase. the big island could actually get waves up to about 10 ft.. this map shows you where they could reach. dark shade of red indicating 10 ft. waves. rain now japan has already seen 98 quakes. we're talking about those aftershocks, as well. this happened raid on the zone between north american in the pacific plate. will continue to watch those aftershocks. golden gate bridge, we're watching waves here in our area as well. wave heights are expected to peak just after 8:00, the good news is this is low tide. that does keep those waves down slightly. those waves continue to push down to santa barbara. here's a look at some of those fights, expecting them to get out part of 04 feet up into arena cove. more than 2 ft. waves through. rave. pacifica 2.8, 3 f
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Mar 15, 2011 5:00pm PDT
began with last week's earthquake. there is developing news tonight at of japan, the operator of the nuclear plant it says, a fire has broken out again at its no. 4 reactor. the blaze erupted a short time ago when the elder housing of the reactors containment vessel. earlier a fire broke out in the fuel storage pond. the storage pond is an area used to keep nuclear fuel cool. it is causing nuclear refuse to be released into the air. you can see the reactors are indicated here on our map. growing concerns about radiation have people fleeing the area. joining me on the fault is doctored to with the department of nuclear engineering at uc- berkeley. thank you for joining us, what you make of these continuing explosions and fires. it seems as though things are getting worse. >>caller: yes i think it is. >>pam: you agree that officials in japan did not have control the situation? >>caller: i believe they are still having control over the situation, but the tide is limited. >>pam: g feel a meltdown as possible now? >>caller: the meltdown possibility would be small. the reactors are bei
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Mar 11, 2011 5:00pm PST
northeastern japan is reeling from floods, fires and a new threat from a damaged nuclear power plant. hundreds of people were killed in japan by today's earthquake in tsunami. the numbers are still coming in. look of this video of the massive tsunami moving into japan you could see what's happening here as the boats are being tossed about. a powerful wall of water causing destruction. hundreds of people are still missing tonight, thousands are already known to be injured. the huge waves that roared ashore after the quake to carry away ships, cars and triggered wild fires throughout the area. the quake also triggered a tsunami warning along the west coast of california. you could see some of the damage happening here. at least five people were swept out to sea and one was still missing. in santa cruz, also very hard hit you could see the harbor, boats damaged and the tsunami search has the votes to come was all morning long. waves were rolling in and out. the books destroyed docks causing severe damage. governor jerry brown has declared a state of emergency. >>catherine: you're
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Mar 21, 2011 7:00am PDT
for compound. although he is not a target. >> darya: in japan workers are trying to cool the plant where they were evacuated today after smoke rose from the damaged reactor. the cause of the smoke is unclear, the agency says the operator of the complex repeatedly had failed to be crucial inspections of equipment. in the weeks before that the plant was crippled by the earthquake in tsunami. workers have tried to spray the reactors with concrete. one of the several efforts to curb their release. instead of spreading water they are to bring concrete. it would only come into play if water does not cool the reactor spirit this is the latest we do we have. after week of blowing from the no west, when have now shifted threatening to blow radiation to more populated areas to the south. the pattern with the winds blowing from the north east through much of japan is expected to continue through tomorrow. that could carry material on shore from the facility, 150 mi. north of tokyo. >> reporter: monitoring some live pictures at of rockville md.. this is the commission meeting right now one of
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Mar 18, 2011 5:00pm PDT
not moving very much at all. we will be right back. >>pam: in japan a moment of silence today as the country more of the victims of last week's earthquake in tsunami. the nation and caused that to 40 6:00 p.m. the moment when disaster struck. seven days later the death toll is now nearing 7000. nearly 11,000 people are still missing and 500,000 of there are homeless. thousands of people in the hardest-hit areas are still without he, basic supplies and the danger of a nuclear meltdown is growing. fire trucks bring water on reactor no. 3 at japan's fukushima power plant today. high radiation readings men each truck could only be used for a few minutes. if japan's nuclear if the agency raised a warning from a level 4 to level five on a scale of 7. that is the same level off as the three mile island accident in the united states. u.s. officials say japan situation seems to be much more serious. this a reactor for may have a crack in its floor making it more difficult to refill the cooling cool. the first line of radiation has turned up in california. the united nations diplomat said it w
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Mar 17, 2011 12:30am PDT
citizens who wish to lead. as japan's reactors, water drops started and crews trying to restore electrical power. kron 4's jonathan bloom has the latest on this unfolding story. >> reporter: a tail of two -- tale of two circles. the reactor here on the pacific coast inside two circles near sendai. a closer look. there are two evacuation zones. the center one, that is the zone japanese officials recommend citizens leave and seek shelter. but the larger circle a 50-mile ring in blue, that's the zone in which american officials told u.s. citizens they should not be traveling and if they want to get away, the united states government will help them get out. this happens as officials work to cool the reactors, so far, four of the reactors are experiencing serious problems. over here, reactors 5 and 6 are starting to heat up. reactors 1-4 all inch closer to melt down. >> reporter: military helicopters dump water on the reactors to keep them cool enough to prevent the melt down. it started when the earthquake hit, triggering an automatic shut down. a generating kicked in to start the c
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Mar 12, 2011 12:30am PST
their vessels on friday and locate boats following japan's devastating earthquake. and fish and game are looking for a dozen boats that sank to the bottom of the santa cruz harbor because of the surge in the water. before these vessels are brought to surface all of the debris in the harbor must be removed first because of safety concerns. he explains the instruments used. >> first and foremost you are looking at the surface and seeing if any are partially above water level and using sonar to detect the vessels in the water and divers will go in at some point in time. and there will be a lot of assessment of the vessels. looking at the vessels and see for there is dang and water in the vessels. >> reporter: what they use to bring the boats back? >> they are float bags. they bring bags into the vessels and basically put airs in the bags and they display the water in the vessel and causes the stress tole be lightened and the vessel comes to the surface. you can winch these things up and pull them out of the water. >> fish and game officials will be out here tomorrow again at 7:00 a.m. t
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Mar 21, 2011 4:00pm PDT
northern japan it is called a sketch for japan and it will be tonight from 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. that the project one gallery lounge in san francisco it is going to " give to asia " helping the people for north of japan. stay with and coming up 5:00 p.m., will have the bay area 680-24 interchange, no problems. we will be right back. stay with us for continuing coverage of the japanese earthquake. qy [ jerry ] look at this! you got a state-of-the-art man-cave, but the savings account of a cave-man! hey sports fans check this out. [ beep ] oops, my bad. earn more with interestplus savings at capitalone.com. that's new school banking, baby! ooh, 3-d! instead of earning bupkus, your savings could be earning three times the national average! three times more. go online to capitalone.com. what's in your wallet? what's this do? [ beeping ] state law makers will be back at the bargaining table as the get ready to decide on possible tax extensions and whether or not to eliminate redevelopment agencies. governor jerry brown once the special election on june 7th. that special election would allo
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Mar 22, 2011 7:00am PDT
problem in japan with the nuclear plant the kron 4 news at 7:00 a.m. starts now. >> this is the kron 4 morning news. >> mark: thank you for watching kron 4 morning news. a look at san francisco the calm before the storm. >> darya: think you for joining us. >> mark: at check gone bay area weather as the next storm comes in. james fletcher tracking the mall. >> james: we will do storm trucker for we have conditions that are okay, there are showers falling now, over concord and what great. it looks like a mere 242 this portion of 680 headed towards the benicia bridge not much more than like rain. it is dissipating quickly, in the south bay we see a cell through downtown, this is still awfully light. you might get more washing up from the car of review than the sky. tonight much more impressive. by 3:00 p.m. light rain, by your evening drive more widespread. moderate showers popping up by 7:00 p.m. the showers and identify it and see more areas of yellow growing here. your overnight hours is when this will get going and giving us more heavy cells of living around the bay. this will conti
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Mar 18, 2011 4:30pm PDT
on kron 4 and www.kron4.com. now to the developing story in japan. the level of danger threat at the situation at the nuclear power plant has been raised from level 4 to level five. the new level is based on the international nuclear and radiological scale. indicates an accident with wider consequences. sandra reports on the latest on recovery efforts and the crisis. >>reporter: moment of silence in japan at 246 in the afternoon. one week since the crippling 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit japan. the urgency remains to avert another disaster. if the nuclear radiation made from the power plants. japanese safety officials raised the threat levels from 4 to 05 with 7 being the most serious. the meanness and accident with water consequences. level five equals that of the three mile high incident in 1979 in pennsylvania. despite the severity the japanese chief cabinet secretary says not to worried. >> the radiation measurements has not been serious, serious enough to have health effects. >>reporter: and other challenges to get aid to people and is the most. a broken infrastructur
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Mar 27, 2011 11:00pm PDT
libya. if a nuclear power plant in japan continues to deteriorate as another quake hits. if radiation found in rain water on the east coast. britney spears fans lined up to see the pop star perform. we show you what design and flavors will adorn the cake for the royal wedding. [ coach ] in albuquerque, citi pre-approved my mortgage. [ whistle blows ] all right, layups, guys. let's go. in sioux falls, i locked in a rate. coach, you get that house yet? working on it. [ coach ] the appraisal? ...springfield. wherever i was, my citi mortgage consultant had me covered. [ crowd cheering ] and 500 miles from home... [ cheering, cellphone beeps ] ...we finally had a new home. [ male announcer ] from pre-approval to closing, citi is with you every step of the way. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >>craig: it's now the weeks since the u.s. began firing missiles over libya to enforce united nations approved a no-fly zone. the mission has not been without criticism from republicans. >>reporter: an unusual sight in unusual times. a live in man and the just liberated city, k
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Mar 26, 2011 11:00pm PDT
tomorrow morning. still ahead, rebel fighters in libya claimed a major victory. japan's nuclear concerns continue. we show of the new nintendo 3 d yes. the internet on a plane! are you from the future? um, no. cleveland. listen cleveland, your savings account is stuck in the past! earn more with interestplus savings at capitalone.com. that's new school banking baby! so instead of making peanuts, your savings will be earning three times the national average. oops. sorry. three times more? i'll have that! it is now safe to go online to capitalone.com. what's in your wallet? buh-bye... call me. >>vicki: the prime minister of japan is optimistic this nuclear problem could be fixed. >>reporter: this situation and that the nuclear power plant is not getting worse, according to japan's nuclear and industrial safety agency. they didn't say it was getting better. they said vigilance is still needed. this is a similar message we heard from the prime minister on friday saying, it was still undecided what happened. saying it was unpredictable and also sang which allow ourselves to be optimistic. as
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Mar 18, 2011 4:00pm PDT
one week into japan's nuclear nightmare the first tiny traces of radiation are detected in california. it far too small to pose any hazards. we'll show you how diploma particles crossed the pacific. we are tracking the storm that drenched the bay area, triggering a multicar pileup in the sierra. >>live, from the bay area's news station, this is kron4 news at 4:00. >>pam: kron 4 is tracking the storm, we have crews all over the bay area from as far north as santa rosa all the way down to the mountains in santa cruz. we're covering a tornado that damaged a building in santa rosa. crews working on down the power lines in san rafael, and the flooding in no valley. as well as the downpours of rain in san francisco and in the oakland hills. in the peninsula will show you flooded areas in san bruno. plus, crews are canvassing the south bay and watching the conditions in san jose and along highway 17. we are tracking the storm and begin with jacqueline bennett. >>jacqueline: it's been a wild day of weather in the bay. this is ocean beach, and that is a tornado over the water. we ca
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Mar 26, 2011 9:00pm PDT
libya claimed a major victory, japan's nuclear concerns continue to escalate. we show what the new nintendo 3 ds which hit stores sunday. [ coach ] in albuquerque, citi pre-approved my mortgage. [ whistle blows ] all right, layups, guys. let's go. in sioux falls, i locked in a rate. coach, you get that house yet? working on it. [ coach ] the appraisal? ...springfield. wherever i was, my citi mortgage consultant had me covered. [ crowd cheering ] and 500 miles from home... [ cheering, cellphone beeps ] ...we finally had a new home. [ male announcer ] from pre-approval to closing, citi is with you every step of the way. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >>maureen: u.s. census has finished telling up the senses. it turns out america's ethnic landscape is changing faster than anticipated. >>reporter: 16 people living in the united states is now hispanic, passing the 50 million mark in total for the first time. the census department said the hispanic population grew 50% during the first decade. >> the growth is very rapid and what a lot of us are calling new settlement area
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Mar 13, 2011 11:00pm PDT
of life in japan. >>reporter: canisters and they are facing live lives decreases influence to and if the heart rate pheromone a fool. three elderly people who live from his car. the list that hundreds family fishing full of love 150 >>-my-and will fly his finale i hope he is to show for someone, i am struggling to locate head. >>reporter: agenda nuclear power plant if it are also worrying less thathree residents. authors say a partial the family tens of dozens of residents, officials say in danger of radiation remains low. the scope for the damage from his fifth win on if not clear, if indeed if he the most if the history of losses: $100 billion in half if the u.s. to his five video full enough support from the ground beloaround half filled world. >>vicki: video and you see here for a half the farmers continue the crackle and further. it's tough market dropped monday morning. if the central bank to have it in more than $185 million to fill a bulgarian a virchow financial institutions will continue along an to meet the this announced search coughlin and 17 million in damage as klee
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Mar 14, 2011 5:30pm PDT
industry has been devastated by the damage to the harbor. >> new video of the tsunami in japan as this pushes through the city of pentanuma>> this unbelievable six minutes give you a pain street side view of the tsunami. it tears apart this town. this car flying through the water. remember, somebody is behind this camera shooting all of this. standing on the staircase leads to this hill where people are looking in disbelief. it is eerie. boats, floating to the city. and in the 2 minutes, the water is even more ferocious. watch this man you can see just how quickly the water is moving as it pushes that a van down the street. one minute later, the staircase with photographer is gone. the water is very close at this point. you can see a boat floating down the street. one of the most shocking videos is just a few moments later. watch this house. the water rips it away. it flies down the street and the roar of this tsunami as it closes in. and it is destroying everything in its past and --path you can barely see through the path of debris. christine connolly. >>pam: as always time is the es
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Mar 28, 2011 4:00pm PDT
nuclear plant in japan and disturbing officials are insisting it it is not enough to threaten public health. also in the fuel and leaking into seawater. ocean contamination has won 1 mi. north of the 12 mi. evacuation zone. radiation has been reached to the u.s., with tiny amounts of of the coast of massachusetts. in rain water but health officials are reassured that it is not an issue. the trick in water is completely safe. pre-dawn candlelight vigil near three mile island in pennsylvania. annthe 32nd anniversary of the partial march 28th, 1979 it worst nuclear accident in the u.s.. demonstrators of an offering prayers for japan. pamela? >>pam: we are waiting to adhere president across the country of 4.30 will have the alike. and update you with the rebels all coming up, stay with us. [ male announcer ] for 5 bucks, you can get a sub. or...you can get all this. kfc's $5 everyday meals. 5 meals, 5 bucks. choose from one of the colonel's favorites, like two pieces of original recipe. your choice of sides, biscuit and a medium drink, just 5 bucks. 5 freshly made today. 5 for 5 bucks ev
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Mar 22, 2011 4:00am PDT
is responsible for that explosion. >> james: the latest set of japan evacuees are anxious to return to their home near power plants but have no idea whether there will take days months, or possibly even years. workers are busy working up electrical systems to try and repair a damaged cooling system but the restoration of their electricity won't automatically solve the problem. the request a suspension of sales of spinach and for a smoke near the plant. the government's decision was based on readings found in the produce. part of the expressway that lacks the next japan was reopened today. they have restored some real service. we spoke to an official about radiation here in the bay area in the next 30 minutes we will tell you what the epa is doing and whether people with health complications should be concerned. >> justine: opening statements are scheduled today in the barry bonds trial he returned to court yesterday prosecutors say he lied to a grand jury when he said that he never used steroids. dan kerman tells us what happened just a in court. >> reporter: silver tie, black suit,
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Mar 17, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. commitment to recovery u.s. citizens from japan. >> the japanese people are not alone in this terrible time. her find a hand extended from the and it states as they get back on their feet. >>reporter: outside the nuclear evectioevacuate evacuatn area, a small sign of progress with supplies. some of the setbacks for these victims. >> i've not even a time to think. >>reporter: chartering planes of u.s. diplomats through japan from japan, to the u.s.. >>pam: air travel is looking for nuclear exand contamination levels in reports of rhodesian lovradiati. --none of these reported incidences or harmful levels. even though some haof the cargo have radiation levels. >>reporter: everybody is hitting screens, with the potential law will is dangerous? this is done 365 days a year everybody is- getting screened. the department of hulman is a home with a security is the department of all landis' attorney alerted yesterday homeland security. this device is the radiation detector. it is smaller than his cellphone. if the harmful lovell is detected? that person is wow if that person is found
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Mar 27, 2011 9:00pm PDT
, republicans criticized the president over his actions on libya. a nuclear power plant in japan continues to deteriorate as another quick hits. if radiation is found in rainwater cash in the east coast. britney spears fans line up to see the pop star performer. we show you what design flavors: the cake for the royal wedding. hey marcel, watch this! hey marcel, watch this! [ buzzer sounds ] [ cheers and applause ] ♪ hey marcel, watch this! yeah, marcel! -marcel! -hey marcel! are you listening to me? marcel! [ male announcer ] don't miss a second of ncaa march madness with my multiview, only from at&t u-verse. just $29 a month for the first 6 months. dvr included. in the network there are no hard choices. >>vicki: the began firing missiles over libya to force the united nations approved the no-fly zone. the mission has not been without criticism. here's barbara with this report. >>reporter: unusual sight in unusual times. a live in man and the just liberated city kids thanks for coalition airstrikes that have helped give rebels seeking to unseat khaddafi the chance to regroup. a
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Mar 20, 2011 8:00am PDT
days. we will have some bad news from japan. a team and his grandmother was rescued from the rubble. we have more on this coming up. also libya. >> marty: the news in japan is a sliver of good news. this is also the first day of spring. heavy rains, fled flashed warnings. a live report and whether coming up. add them up. but is a picture of side, it is very pretty. it is hovering, have blue (laughter) >> marty: is it half full or half blue? (laughter) >>louisa: is half full levitt said. a few scattered showers are made in the north bay. also to the state. you can see it area of heavy rain, the heavy stuff that we saw last night has come and gone. has pushed into this appeared there are three leftish scattered showers as the into the afternoon at the chance of scattered thundershowers. heavy rain near vallejo in fairfield. but ever danville. but a stick of wider view of what is going on preconceived the rain is tracking data to the south. heavy rain, the more steady rain. we're seeing steady rain filter up towards this year. it is turning into snow at the still life. there is the dum
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Mar 21, 2011 6:00am PDT
plant in japan. why they're pointing fingers at the operators of the plant. >> mark: dramatic pictures of of libya as tensions rise up for weekend of air attacks including the missile blasted leader gaddafi's residential compound. the latest as a news at 6:00 a.m. starts now. >> this is the kron 4 morning news. >> darya: it is monday, march 21st, thank you for joining us. >> mark: more storms to come we will get to the whether a second. but we will start with hot spot on the bridge. >> george: 2 car accident in the westbound direction, re-your buena island appeare. also pullr the scene is the third vehicle, it is an owner of that third vehicle has been involved. we have not activated the metering lights but as you can see traffic is moving pretty well across the span. it is possible bridge cruise may have gotten that lane open. perhaps a little better news. better news on highway 4. all lanes are open, things are starting to pick up a bit already. this is usually as slow stretch from antioch to pittsburgh. it is likely this back up will reach the bypass. better news in the westbound di
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Mar 23, 2011 4:00am PDT
. >> james: the latest set of japan, black smoke has been seen emerging from unit 3. prompting a new evacuation officials are told that workers from the entire plan had been temporarily evacuated the damage is over $309 billion utilities have reposed power rationing many factories remain closed. japan's police agencies as the death toll has now exceeded 9400. more than 14,700 still missing officials estimate the final figure will likely exceed 18,000 deaths. tap water in tokyo has tested price above the limits for iodine. breeching concerns about food safety parents to japan have been warned not to pc to our order to their babies. >> justine: the top u.s. commander in afghanistan says strong course to complete their security role by the end of 2014 progress could easily be reversed. he spoke in london today, he said that afghan president has a goal of hiring of protecting the entire nation by the end of 2014 is achievable. >> james: we will be right back with the kron 4 morning news, weather and traffic in just a few moments. only come back the latest with the barry bonds trial will
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